Catherine Lewis our Wedding and Events Sales Manager is also an Ethical Celebrant.
She is professionally trained by the Irish Institute of celebrants (IIOC). She is not a Solemniser therefore she is not able to perform the legal aspect of the ceremony. The state requires that you must give notice of Intent to Health Service Executive at least 3-6 months before your wedding date. You will also need to book a second appointment in the registrar’s office where you will legally sign your documents with two witnesses. You will then be declared legally married. The fee for this is €200.00 which will be paid to them directly. Please see the link for more details on this http://www.hse.ie/go/marraige/. The next exciting step is when she plans your unique wedding ceremony.
It would be an honour to be able to make your dreams come true by composing and delivering your perfect ceremony. Catherine can take you through your journey in which you get to share your love for each other. She will deliver your ceremony in a unique and personalized way where you can bring your own personal elements into your ceremony. The flexibility with the ceremony is that you are not restricted to the type of music or readings that you chose. Catherine would be delighted to share her readings, poetry, and vows with you. We start your ceremony with the procession, we tell your love story where you get to share when your first met to when the special moment of you getting engaged happened, readings, ceremony enhancements like the unity candle, sand ceremony, hand fasting, ring warming , naming of the wedding party, exchanging of vows where you have the option of composing your own vows, rings, and pronouncement. Catherine also offers other services like vow renewals and baby naming ceremonies.
If you would like to enquire about your ceremony you can contact Catherine on 083 8578264